From Our Executive Director

Dear Friends,

There are many organizations on the local, state, and national levels who work with us as strategic partners on behalf of our consumers. Their collaboration comes in many forms. Whether it is through grant funding, technical assistance, or resource sharing, we simply could not fulfill our mission without them.

Here is a list with links to learn about more about our partners and funders:

Strategies to End Homelessness

Our thanks to all of the people who work with us on a daily basis in Cincinnati, in Kentucky, in Frankfort, in Columbus, and in Washington DC. If you would like to know more specific information about the nature of each of these relationships, please follow us on our social media (see below) and stay tuned to our future newsletters.

As always, I want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me by phone at 513-241-2600 (extension 211) or by e-mail.



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Check out our August groups for people with disabilities!

Learn more by clicking on each of the groups listed:

Click  here  for the full August Activity Calendar!

Published author Elizabeth Sammons visits CILO

Published author and three-times Ohio Arts Council grant recipient, Elizabeth Sammons, will visit CILO on Tuesday, September 4 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. As an artist with a visual disability she brings a unique perspective to active and aspiring writers with disabilities. She will talk about grant opportunities and thinking things through as an artist. 

Please RSVP to Beth Crenshaw, IL/Peer Support Specialist by email or by calling 513-241-2600 extension 114.

CILO is located at 2031 Auburn Avenue (enter off Huntington), Cincinnati 45219. Parking is free/located on bus line.

Log on to   using your regular Amazon credentials and select Independent Living Options, Inc , (make sure it says Cincinnati).  Once signed up your qualifying purchases at Amazon Smile   will benefit CILO's Emergency Assistance Fund for active consumers who are facing an unexpected financial hardship.

Kroger Community Rewards 


Did you know you need to re-register your Kroger Plus Card annually to to keep CILO as your selected charity in the Kroger Community Rewards program? 

To re-register or to begin supporting CILO each time you shop at area Kroger stores, click  here

Not sure if you are supporting CILO? Check the bottom of your receipt for "You requested Kroger to donate to Center for Independent Living Options"

"Uncomplicated" Opens August 24th!

Art Beyond Boundaries will feature artist Mary Barr Rhodes in an exhibition opening on Friday, August 24th. Opening reception begins at 6:00PM and is free and open to the public. 

CILO thanks the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support of our art program for people with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act celebration!

Thank you to  Cincinnati City Councilmembers PG Sittenfeld and David Mann for joining us on the afternoon of July 26th for our Honk & Wave celebrating the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!  S pecial thanks to our partners at Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services,  Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries EasterSeals , Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio,  and the  City Of Cincinnati Government  for helping with this community-wide celebration.

Summer Program Success!

Our Youth Overcoming Life Obstacles (YOLO) Summer Program for youth with disabilities wrapped up this year's six week session.This program's sixth year was a  success through the generous support of The Charles H. Dater Foundation and the Summertime Kids Grant of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. 

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